Are we not contributing to the hypocrisy towards women?

Dear Readers,

Disclaimer – Views present in this post are purely based on the thoughts that come to my mind and the purpose behind this would never be -to hurt someone’s emotions or religious sentiments !

Hypocrisy or double standards – known terms?
I am sure those are very well known terms and we all must have come across and felt terrible of it being victims. But the food for thought is, are we as people also being hypocrites?
Most of us wouldn’t agree to it and we think we are very much righteous and far away from being hypocrite. I have some questions .. think about those and decide if you have been hypocrite, if so, can you do something to correct it?

We as progressive world together want our women to work as professionals, be independent, have same place as men. BUT the moment a woman steps out, she faces the double standards – I personally faced many of them.
Like,
1. She was promoted at her work place – “Of course in the name of DIVERSITY OR simply because she’s WOMAN” and
if she doesn’t get promoted – “Because she took maternity leave and the other guy who got promotion was productive during all those months when she was busy taking care of her kid”
Where is DIVERSITY now?
2. If she’s staying back at work late hours (of course because she also might have deadlines) – “eyebrows are raised, her character might be questioned too”.
If she finishes her work faster and leaves – “She has no work,obviously she’ll leave early”
What is she supposed to do?
3. Boozing -If she chooses not to drink “She couldn’t pick a drink because she belongs to a small town and has no class”
If she drinks like a pro – “She has no character”
Can you please stop being judgmental?
4. Balancing Marriage/Kids and Career – If she chooses to quit her career for marriage/kids – “She is not good enough so she quit”
If she tries to manage her career along with home and obviously some days when she’s having tough days at office – “But end of the day house is representation of the woman of the house and Kids? Well raising kids is a woman’s job after all.
Her job is also a JOB. Be considerate !

Next few points are strictly for Hindu beliefs we follow in India (Reiterating – NO INTENT OF HURTING ANYONE’S SENTIMENTS but i need the answers)
1. God Ram is called as “Maryada Purushottam” – one who’s peerless among men.
BUT how can a man ( who was a king of all) be worshiped and became so great to be called GOD who abandoned his wife based on views of a washerman . How can he be “Purushottam”?
2. We worship Radha-Krishna (who were actually lovers and not spouse – never got married)
But people having love interest are called by names and in some societies called characterless? HYPOCRISY at it’s peak.
3. Women though considered as Goddess, and ironically tortured in all possible ways, be it rape of a 3 year old, torturing/burning a woman alive for dowry, domestic violence, or exploited simply in the name of being “women”
4. Why only women are being judged by the length of their clothes and are called by names however we don’t have this trend of shaming men for their choice of clothes?
5. Why is it so that married women “Need to look married” by putting sindoor, mangalsootra etc but no such conditions are applied to men and they can be the way they are?
6. Why women are expected to fast for the long lives of their husbands, kids etc etc whereas if for any reason their husbands died, they were made to die a painful death by burning themselves alive in the name of “Sati”?

There are many others which I would raise in some other post. But for now, I need the answers and if we don’t have the answers for these can be please stop being HYPOCRITES , be LESS JUDGEMENTAL, and MORE CONSIDERATE.

Live and Let live ๐Ÿ™‚ . Make this world a beautiful place for others, be the cause of others’ smile not sorrow.

Think about it !!!!

Signing off for now
Neha

Hair Concerns L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium and Liss Unlimited range – Must Try for Visible results !

Hey you dear, This post is for you if you are struggling with hair concerns – Split ends, Damaged hair, Frizzy hair, Hair fall?

This post I am also dedicating to my friends and neighbors who wanted me to post about the best hair care products I came across and I am very much glad to post something which would be of help for them ๐Ÿ™‚

Trust me I have tried multiple brands and different products for my hair and this review is definitely gonna explain the products I believe are the best !

To begin with, I have this mania for doing experiments on my hair (or in broader ways on every other thing related to looks ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). You name a thing and I must have tried that, be it coloring my hair, doing straightening/rebonding, perming (of course always from renowned parlors only – so you know, that hair damage is done by any chemical process how much ever best parlor u choose )
Still, soon after almost every experiment my hair went through harsh phase – used to have really pathetic split ends, then was suffering for hair fall for months together despite of using the prescribed products by the parlors.
That’s how my hunt for a hair care product began. Tried multiple brands’ products on my hair so I could save and improve my hair and it finally ended on this “L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium range” products.
I am currently using the products from this same range only. Let me admit, being curious to try other brands I do buy other brands’ every now and then but finally end up using this product only .

Products I use –
1. L’Oreal Professionnel Absolut Repair Lipidium Shampoo
This comes for a price of INR 635/- for 300 ml of product bottle.
You can buy it from here


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2. L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Masque
This is available for INR 780/-, 250 ml of product bottle.
You can buy it from here

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Pros of the above two products-

  • Makes hair frizz-free and manageable.
  • Restores damaged hair.
  • Renders Protection from harsh elements.
  • Hair is rendered to be smooth and shiny.
  • Does not weigh your hair down.
  • Protects and strengthens the hair.

I also used the serum from this range but moved to another product of same brand which is –

3. L’oreal Professionnel Liss Unlimited Primrose oil – I have moved to this one (from L’Oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Absolut Repair Lipidium Serum) because my hair was very dry and frizzy and I wanted a serum which would sooth my hair while not making it sticky and guess what, this darling piece works perfectly as expected. Also, you would hardly need

You can buy it from here. It comes for a price of INR 650/- for 125 ml of product. Very little on your hair, work wonders.
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Pros of this product

  • Smoothens and adds shine to your hair.
  • Use this as a conditioning serum to keep your hair soft and frizz-free.
  • Get thicker and glossier hair by using this serum.
  • Coating each strand, this hair serum promises a polished finish.
  • Ideal for thick and rebellious hair.
  • Has a lovely, subtle fragrance – I personally just LOVE THIS FRAGRANCE โค


I have tried using Shampoo and Masque/Conditioner from “Liss Unlimited” and it was awful experience, those won’t even clean the hair properly.

SO use these in combination !

I personally am very impressed by these products in particular and keep coming back to these ones after trying multiple others.
If you’re wondering why I need to go n check out other products when I have found my soul mates – Simple as that could be, we girls are never satisfied and after trying multiple products, my faith is restored that I am using the BEST of all !!!

SO girls, give it a try and please do share your experience with me in Comments section.

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Hope this post narrows down your search for best hair care products and was of some help !

Love Love
Neha

Thought for the night !

Don’t Envy anyone for what they have or achieved in life, you have no idea what they have been through to stand where they do !
They reach where they are because they worked hard for it, had it in their stars/destiny or most importantly GOD blessed them that way ๐Ÿ™‚
Be appreciative, supportive, and love all !!!!
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Friends !

Hey All You Lovely People,

FRIENDS ! isn’t it a topic we all can relate to, in our own ways ?

But before I continue, who is a friend and how many of them you would need to be happy ?
For me, a friend is someone who –
1. Knows you well
2. Is a part of your happy moments
3. Would be there for not so happy moments
4. Wouldn’t need to be reached out to when you need them, would be there with you before asking
5. Is no lesser than your family
6. Is happy for your success and never be envious of you
7. Stand tall in your failures to support and encourage you
8. Can tell you how pathetic you are on your face but would kill if someone tries to demean you on your back ๐Ÿ˜€
9. Would wish for your well being
10. Love you Unconditionally.

Well, those were my parameters of calling someone a friend. Please do add more in ‘Comments’ if you would like to !

Now, how many friends does one need to stay happy?

It varies person to person. I personally haven’t been a fan of having a big bunch of people around me, who wouldn’t be bothered about how I am doing but would be there for happy moments raising toast ๐Ÿ˜€

I always have had fewer friends but the ones I can rely upon for anything and everything.

Let me tell a small incident. I have a friend from my school days, we aren’t in touch on a day to day basis, because of our busy lives and commitments, we do talk occasionally though. She would never be reading this blog ๐Ÿ™‚
So we talk over the calls or whatsapp each other every once is a while. She once called me early in the morning and I was surprised to see her call during that hour of the day, I picked up and she asked “Are you okay”? I said yes, I am but what happened. She said – Nothing, I dreamt of you and you were crying for some reason I couldn’t understand and so I called to check if you are okay.
Post this incident I met with an accident, wasn’t a major one though. But I was thinking isn’t friendship something which kind of connects two souls in undefined ways.
Like this, there were many incidents which of course I won’t write here ๐Ÿ˜€ … I call this as FRIENDSHIP where you subconsciously care for other.

We have such active social media these days where the friends’ list keeps on growing but when we are in trouble, only immediate family or few friends are standing next to us, struggling for us.

I believe if someone considers you as their “friend”, please be with them in their not so happy moments because happy faces look great on social media but we need people in not so happy moments more and they too would realize your worth by that extra mile you walked for them.

Be a kind of friend someone would fear to lose.

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Stay Happy, be Worthy
-Neha

Miceller Water – Garnier VS Bioderma

Hey pretty people ,

Today’s post is about “Micellar Water”. For those who don’t know what Micellar water is – Micellarwaterย is made up ofย micellesย (tiny balls of cleansing oil molecules) suspended in softย water. “The idea is that micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin,”. Therefore, micellar water can be used as a facial wash, makeup remover and moisturizer all in one.ย 

okay, so after this long definition but fairly understandable one, let’s jump on the 2 products, I am going to talk about.

1. Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil
You get 2 choices when it comes to Garnier’s micellar water.

I have tried the second one – Oil Infused Cleansing Water (For Stubborn Makeup)
Review : To be honest, I haven’t been a fan of Garnier brand as the prosucts that I have used in past were having harsh chemicals and I stopped using this brand long back but after going through reviews, I bought this one and honestly speaking, I liked this product a lot. It does remove waterproof makeup like a Pro – Be it Maybelline’s waterproof lipsticks which you won’t be able to take off using face wash or some dense Eye makeup. This works really well in removing all the makeup very easily. No rubbing needed – Just take little amount on cotton pad, press that on the makeup for few seconds and then gently swipe – You are done.
**Read till End – I will post pics of before and after using this
Size and Price – It comes in 125 ml and 400 ml bottles for INR 225/- and 399/- respectively which I feel is a good deal.
You can buy it here
Pros
1. It is suited to all skin types – as it claims too
2. Has Argan oil which nourishes skin
3. Leaves your skin soft and supple
Cons
1. Though they claim it suits all skin types but Acne prone Skin girls- I would recommend first use it on smal area to check that it doesn’t break you out as it did to few of users.

2. Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellaire Water
Bioderma is a known brand for it’s high quality products and since it specialises in medication for dermatological and hair/scalp conditions, as well as for Pediatry and cell regeneration – goes without saying that products like micellar water would be gentle on skin.
SO I do a lot of research before buying anything that touches my skin – Specially facial skin … reason being one wrong product and skin goes for toss for weeks together which I am sure no girl would want to go through. ANd so I bought this one after reading reviews etc etc.
Needless to say it’s by far the best micellar water you’ll need to have. It does help you removing makeup of all kind.
Sizes and Price – It comes in 100 ml and 250 ml of bottles for the price of INR 660/- and 990/- respectively.
You can buy it here

Pros
1. Gentle on skin
2. Removes all dirt and makeup without harming skin
3. Alcohol free
4. Fragrance free
5. High pH formula which maintains skin’s natural moisture
6. Lab tested formula and leaves your skin soft

Cons
1. Price is on a higher side when as compared to other similar products in the market.
2. Might not be able to remove very stubborn makeup – Like Lipsticks which have high staying power of 16 hours or so.

Here are some before and after pics
Before using any of the above products – Face full of Makeup (Yes, I overdid in this one ๐Ÿ˜€ )
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Left one (Used Bioderma’s Sensible H2O Micellair water to remove the makeup)
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Right one (Used Garnier’s Skin Naturals Micellar Water)

You won’t see a lot of difference after first application but over a period of time – for sure.

Hope you find it useful.

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Much Love
Neha

Cheat Sheet to happiness and peace – My Perspective

Hello Readers,

Today’s post is about peace and happiness, little different from what I have been writing about so far BUT something which I very much wanted to write about !!!
Everyone has their perspective towards happiness and peace, what I have learnt in all these years of growing up, is what I will share in this post.

We all grow in age, as a person, in terms of social status or money etc etc.. But how many of us really do grow as a person ?

Well, if I were to talk about just myself, I am a changed person in many of the aspects today from what I was couple of years back. Won’t say that I have changed completely and transformed myself into someone else but tried to correct wherever I could feel, need to change… and still on it, long way to go,lot more to learn. I can say, if you’re considerably fair to people around, you become happy and calm.
Let me point out few things which come to my mind when I talk about this topic and what can bring us happiness or peace (purely based on my experience of life so far- might look like some gyaan though ๐Ÿ˜› )
1. Be good, it comes back– When I say be good, it has vast and deep meaning. Don’t hurt any living being- intentionally, unintentionally, by your actions, by your thoughts, don’t be a part of criticism how much ever gripping it feels, don’t be double faced, don’t keep grudges – but learn from past and avoid falling into similar situations over n over again,be reasonable in your actions, words, thoughts. Don’t be judgmental – don’t go by what other people say about someone. Before making judgments, keep yourself in other person’s shoes and then think – everyone has some struggle you have no idea about. Be thankful, say sorry if you’re wrong – Love all ๐Ÿ™‚
2. Change Yourself if needed – Nobody’s perfect and a good person is one who introspects and identifies his/her behavior and improves the shortfalls.
3. Love more, hate none – Ok, so this might be tricky one. Yes, we do have people who’ll love and adore us and we would also do the same for them – love more, which is no big deal BUT the catch here is – how to deal with the ‘not so good ones’ or the ones who dislike/hate/hurt you when you feel you didn’t deserve that. Well, I ain’t God and like everyone else, I won’t be happy around the ones who don’t like me that much … so my way of dealing with it is keep distance from such ones, don’t hate them inside but don’t be vulnerable too – We don’t know everyone on this planet so chose the path of ignorance – Ignore their existence.
So love the ones who love you and ignore the hatred.. You’ll get a sound sleep every single night trust me ๐Ÿ™‚
4. Be Appreciative – Saying a kind word or two to someone for the efforts they put in, makes a lot of impact we never realize ๐Ÿ™‚ . Ladies specially , please do not tear each other out, raise other women, you’ll feel good. Bitching might lure you BUT don’t be a part and if possible educate others.
5. Be grateful for what life gave you – Be ambitious, have dreams but do enjoy what life has given you. The more happy you are for the life you got, the more you get – Tried and tested !

Be the person you would want to see in others. We live once, make most out of it.
Be Beautiful inside and it does reflect outside too in your personality ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

Stay Health and happy !

Signing Off
-Neha

Best Anti-Aging Serum of all – ESTEE LAUDER Advanced Night Repair Serum

Hello pretty women,

Today, I am gonna talk about a product which I feel many of us are either not aware of, or the product is kinda underestimated !

Yes, I am talking about Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum.

As I mentioned in my earlier posts, my skin is super sensitive and tends to become flaky n dry during winters. I do use moisturizers after face wash. I am currently using CLINIQUE Moisture Surge and sometimes Lotus Herbal’s Nutramoist. I found these two as best moisturizers in market for my skin type – sensitive and does break out if a particular product isn’t suited.

Coming back to Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, this is part of my night skin care regime. Some beauty experts advice to use it during day time too (not me for now).
So, all I do is wash my face with a mild face was and then apply this serum and massage until it’s absorbed completely in my skin. Massage for a good 10 minutes (min).
Don’t expect it to show results on first night of application. Continue using it for couple of weeks and there would be visible results.

It makes my skin soft, supple and hydrated. The most important part of using it is, since I apply it during bed time, my skin consumes it really well and it works better because sleep hours are the hours where the skin rejuvenates and repairs itself. I myself have seen the difference in my skin when I have a good night sleep VS when I don’t get enough sleep (however this might differ person to person). In any case, applying-massaging-and leaving the serum overnight in skin gives you the best results.
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Size and Price – It’s available in 7 ml, 20 ml, 30 ml, and 50 ml packs for INR 1250/-, 3900/- , 5900/- , 7900/- respectively.
You can buy it from here
Pros
1. It leaves your skin soft, supple, smooth and glowing plus it helps the skin lock in moisture.
2. Can help reducing fine lines, pigmentation, flaky skin
3. It has bifida ferment lysate, which is โ€œlike a probiotic for the skin. It helps strengthen skinโ€™s immunity, protects, repairs and makes the skin more resilient to environmental aggressors.
Cons
None

Go, give it a try, the results would amaze you.

Hope this blog helped you readers ๐Ÿ™‚

Good Night, have happy glowing skin โค

Much Love,
Neha

Nykaa Star Nail Enamel – 225 Boujee Rose Gold – Review – Glitters Evereywhere

Hello You Beautiful Girls ,

This is gonna b a short sweet sa blog from me today. I have received one of the few items from Nykaa’s Pink Friday Sale 2019 and I am so happy that I placed this order, it’s like a gift to self ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ok, so this is Nykaa’s Star Nail Enamel – 225 Boujee Rose Gold nail paint.

I haven’t been using glitter nail paints all this while because everyone is going matte these days ๐Ÿ™‚
But this is really a sweet cute nail enamel which you can apply on top of any shade of your choice.
Price It comes for MRP. โ‚น199 (They mostly have sale on this you you’ll get it for less) for 9ml of product.
You can buy it from here

I don’t have many pointers to write abour it, like other cosmetic products but this is simply pretty !

Here are some pics I clicked of this beauty –
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It looks pretty, go for it !

As promised, it’s going to be a short crisp blog, stay tuned for more.

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Have a blast – This is Fridayyyyyy !!!!

Signing Off
Neha

Scholl Express Pedi Electronic Hard Skin Remover For Feet – Works WONDERS!!!!!!

Hey You Pretty Ladies out there,

This blog is about a product I never knew would need to use or even if used, would write a review/fedback/blog about. But Hey, here I am writing some wonderful stuff about this little wonder wand !

Alright, so this is not a beauty product essentially but something we all need for our feet care which we tend to ignore (I do that quite often .. after all who really looks at feet ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) … But I am really happy to share the reviews of this product called “Scholl Express Pedi Electronic Hard Skin Remover For Feet
This is an electronic hard skin remover – from your feet !
This is a new of its kind product as you will find very less ratings and reviews available on Nykaa or Purplle (these are the 2 places this product can be bought from). I will share the link for both the sites.
Let’s have a look at how it looks like –


It’s a small electronic device which comes with a simple on/off button. It’s battery operated product(you do get 3 batteries with this). The top black part of the device is used on your hard dead skin of feet. Please be very vigilant to not put it against soft skin of other body parts(I got bruises by mistake pushed it against hand skin ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So once all set, all you gotta do is, insert the batteries and glide it on the dead skin of your feet. It starts and stops with one click of button

I would suggest wash your feet first with warm water at least if not mild body-wash, so the skin become softer and easy to remove.

Advantages of using this device –
1. Since it rotates as I start it, it glides on the skin while removing the dead skin with ease.
2. Saves hell lot of time when as compared to manual scrub
3. Easy to use
4. The design offers a perfect grip

Price – It comes for an affordable price of โ‚น999 /- only. I bought it during Sale ๐Ÿ˜‰

Buying options –
You can buy it from Nykaa using this LINK
OR
From Purplle using this LINK2

I am attaching few before and after pics so you can see the impact on your own
Before – There are some visible flakes of dead skin


Right after I am done – Excuse me if it looks gross. Just wanted to show the real picture of how it removes the dead skin !

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After – It leaves the feet soft and smooth

I would highly recommend this product for all of you busy bees like me who ignore their feet ๐Ÿ˜€

Please tell me if you find this helpful.

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Neha


Best Moisturizer – Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator – Review

Dear All,

Good Morning ! Hope you all are rocking.

Today, I am gonna talk about my experience with different moisturizers and the one that I felt is best in the market for now.

I am having a very sensitive skin which at times become super dry too(in winters specially). I have used multiple moisturizers from different brands. I won’t be doing a comparison as such, in this blog at least. But will share my thoughts of the best one that I came across and using these days.

Its Clinique’s Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator.

This is non sticky and very light on screen. You should use it right after cleansing your face with a mild cleanser.
It doesn’t make your skin oily, so people who have super oily skin can use it too ! While reading blogs or looking at concerns from oily skinned girls, understood they tend to skip this step of moisturizing their skin. But let me tell you THIS product does not make skin oily or break out ! So this is a product for everyone !

Let’s look at some important aspects of the product
Claim – It claims to keep your skin hydrated for 72 hours.
I feel this does keep your skin hydrated, for 72 hours- I doubt. I apply it after every face-wash to prevent my skin from flaking.
It has Aloe, Hydraulic acid and caffeine which together keeps skin supple, plump and hydrated.
All in all, I can say this moisture works as it claims to for me !
Price – It comes in 4 sizes 15 ml, 30 ml, 50 ml, and 75 ml with price INR 890/- , 1550/- , 2700/- , and 3500/- respectively !
You can buy it here from NYKAA !
Pros-
1. Keeps skin hydrated and supple !
2. All skin type girls can use it – Be it sensitive, dry, oily, acne prone or mixed
3. When used regularly it gives dewy shine to your face
4. It doesn’t break out your skin so safe deal !
Cons-
Honestly speaking, not a lot of Cons I could find in this. Just one that it falls into Luxe category skin care regime so some people can find it a bit heavy on pocket ๐Ÿ˜› but since only a little amount is needed, single bottle goes long way.

With this, I hope I covered almost everything I wanted to discuss about this particular product ! Hope it helps ๐Ÿ™‚

One last point or cheat note- main component of this product is “ALOE” so I would suggest applying Aloe gel(directly from the plant) twice a week which does improve the skin condition !

Please do Re-blog, comment, share and follow if you liked it.

Have a nice day, Buhbye !!!!!

– Neha